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The main characters hang out at a strip clubs several times.

Women in lingerie are briefly seen in the background. There is no nudity.

1 reference to sex.

2 Sex Related Jokes.

1 woman is seen in a bra for a moment.

A man and a woman have sex.

a strip club scene with a lot of strippers , thongs , sensuality


A man sits in a chair, and another man punches him in the face and then in the stomach (substantial blood flows from the man's mouth).

In a dark basement, two men threaten a college student: one of the men hits him in the face (we see a little blood from the corner of his mouth) and the stomach, and one man places heavy rings on his hand, makes a fist and hits the student in the face (we do not see this punch land); he then threatens to kill him (we see the student with a slightly swollen face and lip and later a black eye).

Two men put a burlap bag over a young man's head and kidnap him while he screams (he ends up OK).

There is a fistfight in a casino between two sets of men, one man pulls out a gun and fires it into the air, chairs are tipped over, beer bottles and glasses break and chips go flying, security men break up the fight and lead the gun-shooter away while the other participants flee.

A young man slams another young man into a dining room booth and yells at him.

In a casino, four men in suits run toward a blackjack table and a young man yells, grabs his chips, and runs from the table. In a flashback scene, several men run from the shadows through a casino toward a blackjack table where a man looks up with a shocked expression and leaves the table quickly.

In a college lecture hall, a professor throws a piece of chalk and hits a student's arm (the student yells, "Ouch").

A college student in a casino hotel steals as much as he can fit into his luggage, including Bibles, ashtrays, many things from maids' carts, and similar items; his professor yells at him twice about stealing.

A male and female college students tell each other that their fathers are gone, implying that they are dead. A professor yells at a college student loudly and the student yells back.

A man hides behind a slot machine, watches four colleges students cheat at blackjack, calls security, one of the students is caught and the scene cuts to the student in a dark basement.

A young man runs through a loading dock and kitchen with a young woman, chased by security, they run outside, and they are threatened by a security guard with a gun.

In a dark basement, a man threatens a second man tied to a chair and says he will turn the second man over to the IRS.


3 scatological references, 5 anatomical references, 12 mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation, name-calling (crazy, stupid, infant, donkey-boy, retard), 1 derogatory remark about women and 1 derogatory remark about Asians.

NO F-WORDS. Words include: Sh**, damn, hell, bitch, goddamn


Several bar scenes show bottles and glasses of beer on dining tables and the bar, and a few people sip briefly from glasses of beer, several casino scenes show beer bottles, wine and highball glasses, and a few people drink, a man pours liquor from a bottle into a glass and drinks, and three college students pour whiskey into glasses and one drinks. Several scenes show one person smoking a cigarette, two scenes show a smoky underground gambling room with several people smoking cigarettes, and several scenes in an exotic dance club show a few people smoking briefly. A professor instructs college students in a casino to order non-alcoholic drinks, but to act a little drunk. Two male friends confront a third about the possibility of him taking recreational drugs (he denies the accusation).


Goes with the violence

Total: 24/50

Rated PG-13 for some violence, and sexual content including partial nudity
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:14A (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Québec) / Finland:K-13 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Greece:K-13 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:12 / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:11 (theatrical rating) / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / South Africa:13 / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Taiwan:PG-12 / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #43290)

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